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Position Review: Pitcher

January 4, 2018No Comments

For the ninth and final installment of my “Position Review” series, we look at the pitcher.  This takes an entirely different approach.  Due to the complexity of picking a single pitcher, five starters, and a closer will be chosen. “Greg Maddux is probably the best pitcher in all of baseball along with Roger Clemens. He’s […]

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Position Review: Right Field

December 6, 2017No Comments

This is the eighth of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best retired players at each position in the “Modern Era”, or 1960’s – Present.  Next, Right Field. “The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are […]

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Position Review: Center Field

October 17, 2017No Comments

This is the seventh of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best retired players at each position in the “Modern Era”, or 1960’s – Present.  Next, Center Field. “We’ve been looking for a hero for a long time, and we finally found one.” – Curacao Tourism Official Jobi Henriques on Andruw […]

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Position Review: Left Field (LF)

October 1, 20171 Comment

This is the sixth of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best retired players at each position in the “Modern Era”, or 1960’s – Present.  Next, Left Field. “You Walk Barry.. You just, walk him.” – Greg Maddux If you ask most major league coaches to describe a typical left fielder, […]

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Position Review: The Backstop (Catcher)

September 27, 2017No Comments

This is the fifth of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best retired players at each position in the “Modern Era”, or 1960’s – Present.  Next, Catcher. “A catcher and his body are like the outlaw and his horse. He’s got to ride that nag till it drops.” – Johnny Bench Baseball […]

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Position Review: The Power Corner (1B)

September 24, 2017No Comments

This is the fourth of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best retired players at each position in the “Modern Era”, or 1960’s – Present.  Next, first base.   Ah yes, this is where the numbers start going up.  First base has notoriously been the position where you stick your big […]

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Position Review: The Keystone (2B)

September 19, 2017No Comments

This is the third of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best players at each position in the “Modern Era”, or 1960’s – Present.  Next, second base. The often under appreciated middle infielder, the second baseman.  A position that was once where a manager would put his very best player (Nap […]

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Position Review: The Field General (SS)

September 13, 2017No Comments

“There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” – Derek Jeter   This is the second of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best players at each position in the “Modern Era”, […]

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Position Review: The Hot Corner (3B)

September 6, 20177 Comments

“Any time you think you have the game conquered, it will turn around and punch you right in the nose” – Mike Schmidt This is the first of a nine part series, detailing my personal opinion on the best players at each position in the “Modern Era” (1960’s – Present).  First, third base. Most Complete […]

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